Project SPOTLIGHT 2019
With the support of Joy Beyond Vision Community (JBVC) and Across U-hub, BrokerTeam hosts and organizes its film festival for a second year: Project SPOTLIGHT 2019. In November 2019, Project SPOTLIGHT will bring to Canadian audiences an inclusive screening of the Hong Kong documentary film My Voice, My Life. Directed by Oscar-winning director Ruby Yang, this internationally acclaimed documentary tells the story of personal growth by a group of at-risk youths as they go through six months of rigorous training to produce a theatrical music performance. Please visit the event page of project SPOTLIGHT for more information.
This event will be conducted in English and Cantonese, and the film will be presented with English and Traditional Chinese subtitles. For an inclusive film screening, Across U-hub’s young vocal talents will perform live audio description for the visually impaired via wireless headset systems, with script provided by The Hong Kong Society for the Blind. The film’s director, Ruby Yang, and creative consultant, Lambert Yam, will be in attendance from Hong Kong to share their thoughts.
Join us in creating impactful dialogue between parents, teenagers, educators and business leaders.
Promotional video of project SPOTLIGHT 2018
About My Voice, My Life
Are high academic achievements and professional qualifications true indicators of success and character?
In Hong Kong, L plus H Creations Foundation invites 80 disadvantaged students from four underprivileged schools to participate in a theatrical music performance, putting them through strict training that tests their strengths and helps them overcome personal challenges. My Voice, My Life is a documentary that follows the lives of these students from day one of training, as they develop their own character and achieve their own success.
Having lost his sight a year ago, Tsz Nok gains the confidence needed to face the darkness in his future through training for this musical. Fat Yin, a tough guy who never admits his mistakes, finally opens up to his father and has a heart-to-heart at the end of the performance. After repeatedly disappointing his parents, bad boy Jason gives a performance on stage that makes his parents proud. A high-school dropout, Jessica finds new determination and redefines her own standards as the rigorous training leaves her exhausted every night.
The six months of strenuous professional training impact their perseverance, concentration and attitude, as each student experiences their own life-changing growth.
This film is directed by Oscar-winning director, Ruby Yang, and is presented by Hong Kong’s L plus H Creations Foundation, in association with Lee Hysan Foundation.
Ontario Film Classification: Parental Guidance